Author Archive: Elz Cuya

Elz Cuya

Elz Cuya

Journalist. A San Francisco native, Elz has been writing all her life. More about Elz.
Dr Jane Goodall and Uruhara

Tarzan’s Real Jane

Dr. Jane Goodall’s curiosity and love for animals blossomed at a very young age. At four, she was already making behavioral science observations with hens

Voyager I flies past Jupiter

Carl Sagan

Explorer of the Cosmos, Journeyman of the Mind (1934-1996) Should an alien spaceship stumble across it, they would discover a golden record, “a message to

Robert Scotts hut Cape Evans Antarctic

Robert Scott: The Amateur

With our friend, Vilmar Tavares, updating us on his adventures from Way Down Under, and our cover story on Professor Graham Collier, chronicling his Antarctic

Thailand and Laos by Bike

Thailand and Laos by Bike

By Stacy Fowler with Elz Cuya Our nine to five jobs certainly take a toll on us. That’s why you want to be certain you

Julia Hill and Luna the redwood tree

The Legacy of Julia Hill

“Yes, One Person Can Make a Difference. But it’s Going to Take All of Us.” In December of 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill climbed 180 feet

Tattoo artist Aleks Figueroa crop

The Traveling Tattoo Artist

Tattoo artist Aleks Figueroa spends many hours of the day permanently staining people’s skin with art, but he admits he doesn’t always know what he’s

Robert Pinsky Poet Laureate

American Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky Asks

“What’s Your Favorite Poem?” Over the past three years, third time American Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky traveled across the nation asking governors, teachers, children, retirees,

A poetic journey

A Poetic Journey

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I sought a story on traveling poets — it wasn’t difficult. It seems that the theme of journeying is

Joshua Tree, California. Rocks and sky illuminated purple and pink by the sunset.

A Traveler Honors Her Soul

Cheryl Friedman can’t hold the same job for more than three years. This isn’t because she’s irresponsible, or untalented, it’s because she can’t let three years go by without taking a long trip.

Goran Kropp cycling to Mt Everest

Meet Göran Kropp

Imagine riding your bike 7,000 miles to Nepal, carrying a year’s supply of gear and food. Next, think about carrying 143 pounds, unassisted, up to Everest Base Camp. Now picture yourself climbing the world’s tallest mountain alone, completely self-contained, without the help of Sherpas and without bottled oxygen. Sound impossible?

Adelie penguin Antarctica

Encountering Your Soul in Antarctica

“Where would you go to find the answers to life’s deepest questions? Is there a God? Why am I here? Is there life after death?” For seventy-six year old Professor Graham Collier, the answers were found in Antarctica.

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